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Rangers vs Diamondbacks Game 5 of the World Series: pitchers, lineups, stats, etc.

The Rangers are packing their bags for a potential celebration as the Diamondbacks aim to force a decisive Game 7, creating observable and expected tension.

An overall view of Chase Field reflecting off the press box windows during the Texas Rangers against the Arizona Diamondbacks
Mark J. RebilasUSA TODAY Sports via Reuters Con

The Rangers lead the World Series 3-1 but know it’s not a guarantee of victory. In postseason series, teams that lead 3-1 have a winning percentage of 85%.

The Rangers are in an excellent position to win, with Nathan Eovaldi starting against Arizona’s Zac Gallen. The D-backs must overcome a mid-season slump and win against the Rangers to stay in the game. Corey Seager was on the last team to rally from a 3-1 deficit, the Los Angeles Dodgers, in the 2020 NLCS. In Game 4, the D-backs scored six runs in the final two innings after trailing 11-1, forcing Texas to bring in closer José Leclerc.

Rangers vs Diamondbacks Game 5: pitchers

Texas Rangers

Nathan Eovaldi, a highly experienced right-handed pitcher known for his impressive fastball, had a tough outing in Game 1 of the World Series against the D-backs. He allowed five runs while pitching for just 4 2/3 innings. However, this was an anomaly in an otherwise brilliant postseason performance. In his first four postseason starts, he had a perfect record of 4-0, with a remarkable 2.42 ERA.

Eovaldi has already played a crucial role in his team’s journey to the World Series. He played a vital role in clinching victories in the AL Wild Card Series against the Rays and the AL Division Series. In the former, he pitched 6 2/3 innings and conceded only one run, while in the latter, he provided six innings of shutout baseball.

Despite his stumble in Game 1, Eovaldi is a crucial player for his team, and he will be looking to bounce back in the upcoming games. With his impressive record and determination, he aims to close the World Series in style.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Zach Gallen, another right-handed pitcher, will be making his second start of the World Series after being selected for Game 1. However, Gallen’s performance was not up to his usual standards in his first outing, where he allowed three runs on four hits and four walks over five innings. Similarly, his performance in the NLCS was also not impressive, with him conceding nine runs over 11 innings. Despite these setbacks, Gallen remains the staff’s ace throughout the year, and Arizona has complete faith in his abilities every time he takes the mound.

Rangers vs Diamondbacks Game 5: lineups

Texas Rangers

  1. Marcus Semien, 2B
  2. Corey Seager, SS
  3. Mitch Garver, DH
  4. Evan Carter, LF
  5. Jonah Heim, C
  6. Nathaniel Lowe, 1B
  7. Josh Jung, 3B
  8. Leody Taveras, CF
  9. Travis Jankowski, RF

Arizona Diamondbacks

  1. Corbin Carroll, RF
  2. Ketel Marte, 2B
  3. Gabriel Moreno, C
  4. Christian Walker, 1B
  5. Tommy Pham, DH
  6. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., LF
  7. Alek Thomas, CF
  8. Evan Longoria, 3B
  9. Geraldo Perdomo, SS